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<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 24

<cal2>The Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly evening mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Arts Society, 115 Pleasant St., N.W. E-mail webmaster@vtrcc.org or call 703-281-1333.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 26

<cal2>The Vienna Farmers Market features John from Nicholas Chimney, who will demonstrate grilling vegetables and fruits on the Big Green Egg. The market is open in the Caboose Parking Lot near Church and Mill streets from 8 a.m.-noon and features fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, meat, dairy and kettle corn. Call Karen at 703-281-1255 or visit www.viennafarmersmarket.com.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 28

<cal2>Tysons Land Use Task Force Meeting. The task force is coordinating community input and making recommendations for updating the 1994 Tysons Comprehensive Plan to include four planned Metro stations in the area. Meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Vienna, and is open to the public. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/tysonscorner. To sign up for e-mail or regular mail updates, visit the Web site, call 703-324-1344, TTY 711, or e-mail tysonscornerspecialstudy@fairfaxcounty.gov.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 30

<cal2>A peer support group for victims of clergy abuse and others affected by such abuse meets at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Road, McLean. Call Evelyn Mercantini at 703-620-9295.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 31

<cal2>Vienna's "Virginia 2007 Community Committee," created to plan local activities in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown in 1607, meets at 2 p.m. at Marco Polo Restaurant, 245 Maple Ave., W. All interested residents, businesses and community organizations are invited to participate. The committee is also seeking old photos of Vienna. Call Chairman Paul Snodgrass at 703-560-6631 or visit www.va2007-vienna.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 2

<cal2>18th Century Virginia Wedding. 5-8 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The farm conducts its first 18th Century Virginia Wedding. Marrying traditions in 18th century colonial America are different from modern-day ceremonies. The banns have been read in church three times. What will the bride wear? What festivities will take place? How do tenant farmers fit major life events and important traditions into their full work schedules? Dancing, food and drink, including a special wedding cake. $3 adults, $2 children and seniorcitizens. Complimentary admission with farm membership. Weather

permitting call 703-903-9330 day of event.

Used Book Sale. A special collection by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call 703-790-8088.

Wine Tasting. At the Vienna Farmers Market, Out of Site Wines will direct customers to its nearby wine tasting. The market is open in the Caboose Parking Lot near Church and Mill streets from 8 a.m.-noon and features fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, meat, dairy and kettle corn. Call Karen at 703-281-1255 or visit www.viennafarmersmarket.com.

Discussion. Freedom Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, welcomes Larry Adair, Major General US Army (Retired) to speak about, "Your Army and You," today at the American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. The meeting is open to the public and begins at noon. Call 703-356-2370 or visit www.users.erols.com/denawards/.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 7

<cal2>Work Session. The Governing Board of the McLean Community Center (MCC) is inviting residents of Dranesville Small Tax District 1A to an Open Work Session on the center’s fiscal year 2008 budget. The work session will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight, at the center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.

MCC is supported by a real estate tax paid by district residents. The current tax rate is 2.8 cents per $100 of a property’s assessed value.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 9

<cal2>Community Flea Market. McLean Community Center’s (MCC) Fall Community Flea Market will be held today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Business Bank parking garage, 1451 Dolly Madison Blvd., on Route 123. Professional flea market dealers and individuals selling household items both participate in this sale, offering shoppers a wider selection of goods. A limited number of selling spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $50 each. The deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 7. Registration forms can be downloaded from MCC’s Web site www.mcleancenter.org. Call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255.

Hospice Cup XXV. Hosted by Shearwater Sailing Club and Hospice Cup Inc., located in Vienna, as well as Maryland, Virginia and D.C.-area hospices, the Cup invites all levels of racers to participate. Donors are treated to a day on the bay watching the race and enjoying a post-race awards party. The goal of Hospice Cup is that there will continue to be no out-of-pocket expenses for any patient or family seeking the services of one of the participating hospices. The race begins at 10 a.m. off the Severn River of the Chesapeake Bay. For information on race registration, event attendance and donor sponsorship levels, visit www.hospicecup.org.

At the Vienna Farmers Market, Family Chiropractic of Oakton will be discussing matters of the back. The market is open in the Caboose Parking Lot near Church and Mill streets from 8 a.m.-noon and features fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, meat, dairy and kettle corn. Call Karen at 703-281-1255 or visit www.viennafarmersmarket.com.

AAUW Open House. The Vienna Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is holding an open house from 10:30 a.m.-noon at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. The event will feature an overview of upcoming branch programs. Voter registration will be available. Free. Call 703-255-3020.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 12

<cal2>The Vienna Host Lions Club (24A) meets at the American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St., N., Vienna at 6:15 p.m. New members are welcome. Call Bob Heyde at 703-560-8841.

Retro Folk. Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson perform with guitar, bass and harmonica at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Sponsored by the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation to honor 9/11 victim Shelley Marshall. All ages. To register call 703-938-0405.

The Vienna-Falls Chorus of Sweet Adelines, International is seeking singers. Join the championship Vienna-Falls Chorus for a series of four special guest rehearsals. Learn four-part harmony singing techniques and join the chorus on the risers. Tuesdays, today through Oct. 3, from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Kena Temple Annex, 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Call 703-242-SING or visit viennafalls.org.

Mothers First Vienna/McLean. Meeting is at 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>Wednesday, Sept. 13

<cal2>Teen Center Open House. An open house for parents will be held from 5-6 p.m. at the Club Phoenix Teen Center, located in the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Parents will have the opportunity to view the facility, share information, meet the staff, complete the required registration form and discuss issues or concerns. Parents can also sign up to be teen center volunteers or serve on the club's Parent Advisory Committee. Call Brandy Mullen at 703-255-5721.

Back-to-school stories. Share funny stories about school at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Ages 6-12. To register call 703-938-0405.

Homeland Security and Terrorism. A presentation by retired Foreign Service officer and counter-terrorism coordinator William Pope at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. For adults. To register call 703-938-0405.

Meeting. The Great Falls Historical Society will hold its' first meeting for the 2006-07 year tonight at 7 p.m. at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, The free program will be "Understanding the Historical Role of Spirits Through George Washington's Distillery." Assistant Archaeologist Historic Mount Vernon Eleanor Breen will present the program. Call 703-759-3108 or visit GFHS.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 16

<cal2>Shop For A Cause. Non-profit organizations are invited to participate in Macy's "Shop For A Cause" fund-raiser today at the new Macy's Tysons Corner (formerly known as Hechts). Macy's will provide organizations with shopping passes to be sold for $5 each. Every dollar goes to organizations. Organizations that would like to participate or have any questions for this event on should call Denise Schoepfer at 703-893-4900 ext. 499 or fax 703-790-8959.

At the Vienna Farmers Market, Playtime Portraits will take photos of customers' children. If customers like the pictures, they can purchase them online and make a donation to the Vienna Jaycees Foundation. The market is open in the Caboose Parking Lot near Church and Mill streets from 8 a.m.-noon and features fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, meat, dairy and kettle corn. Call Karen at 703-281-1255 or visit www.viennafarmersmarket.com.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 18

<cal2>Safe Boating Course offered by the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean today from 7 to 9 p.m. Instruction is free, but there is a charge for registration and materials. Visit www.usps.org/localusps/nva or register at 703-790-0123.

Book Discussion Group at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. For adults. To find out title and register, call 703-938-0405.

Potomac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club Membership Meeting. Guest speaker Pat Schaap will share insights gained from experience on Sheltie temperament, attitude and the influence of the breeder and owner. Schaap is a trainer, Sheltie owner and breeder. Meeting is at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Dunn Loring Firehouse, 2148 Gallows Road. Free and open to the public. Refreshments. Bring a dog. Visit www.shetlandsheepdog.us.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 19

<cal2>Bilingual Story Time. Simple stories and songs in English and Spanish at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Ages 3-5 with an adult. To register, call 703-938-0405.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 20

<cal2>Meeting. The McLean Antique Arts Association will meet today at 10 a.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-356-1102.

Miss Belle's Sing-Along. Enjoy old favorites and original songs at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Ages 1-5 with an adult. To register, call 703-938-0405.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 21

<cal2>Workshop. Attend the interactive workshop "Volunteer Management Training: How to Capture Your Audience in 15 Minutes!(or less…)" and enhance presentation skills. Today 9:30 to noon. The training will be at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, in conference rooms 2 and 3. The meeting is open to all who manage volunteers. The training is free to members, non-members $10 at the door. All are encouraged to stay for lunch and network in the cafeteria; brown bag lunches welcome. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 13 to Susan Stolpe at susan.stolpe@restoninterfaith.org or call 571-323-9569.

VIP Vienna. Support group for people with vision loss meets at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Adults. Call 703-938-0405.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 25

<cal2>Safe Boating Course offered by the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean today from 7 to 9 p.m. Instruction is free, but there is a charge for registration and materials. Visit www.usps.org/localusps/nva or register at 703-790-0123.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 26

<cal2>The Vienna Host Lions Club (24A) meets at the American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St., N., Vienna at 6:15 p.m. New members are welcome. Call Bob Heyde at 703-560-8841.

Luncheon. Neighbors International welcomes the public to attend its “Hot Topic” luncheon, titled “Safe International Travel” featuring David Major. Major, a retired senior FBI executive, is a leading authority and expert on counterintelligence. The luncheon will be held at the Old Brogue Restaurant in the Village Center of Great Falls, from 11:15 a.m.-1p.m. Cost is $25 in advance, or $30 at the door, which covers lunch, dessert, beverage, tax, and gratuity. Register by Sept. 24 by calling 703-759-2102, or visit www.neighbors-international.com.

Mothers First Vienna/McLean. Meeting is at 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 27

<cal2>Public Hearing/Meeting. A public hearing on the fiscal year 2008 budget and the regular monthly meeting of the Governing Board will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Residents who wish to speak at the public hearing are asked to call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, to have their names placed on the speakers’ list.

Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Duct Tape Fashion. Choose from various projects and make a fashion statement with duct tape at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Age 13-18. To register call 703-938-0405.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 28

<cal2>Book Discussion Group at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. For adults. To find out title and register, call 703-938-0405.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 30

<cal2>Author Bela Gogos, a World War II Royal Hungarian Air Force pilot and Soviet prisoner for 10 years, discusses his book, "Youth Lost in Red Hell," at 1 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Free. Sign up at 703-938-0405.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 2

<cal2>Safe Boating Course offered by the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean today from 7 to 9 p.m. Instruction is free, but there is a charge for registration and materials. Visit www.usps.org/localusps/nva or register at 703-790-0123.